INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - One of the most anticipated parts of the Super Bowl village is up and almost ready to go. The Zipline is in place and soon will undergo testing.
The Super Bowl Committee borrowed the idea of a zipline from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. But what you'll ride here is much bigger than Vancouver. It is the longest temporary Zipline ever built.
You'll stand 100 feet in the air on the takeoff tower and you'll finish the zipline ride 40 feet above the ground. In between you'll fly 800 feet over Capitol Street says Jay Conroy of Ziptrek Eco Tours of Whistler Canada that is building the Indianapolis zipline.
"These towers are the highest ones we've done in an urban setting. And it's the first time we've done four lines and it's the longest one on record," he says.
Ziptrek brought a 12 man crew to install the Indianapolis zipline. Getting done on time will not be a problem, Conroy said.
"We've got four ziplines up, so we're just finishing up with the braking systems and getting the lines at the proper tension, and we're going to start to zip," he says.
With four lines, the wait to ride shouldn't be too long. But you'll still have to walk 100 feet to the top of the tower and it takes about ten minutes to get in the gear you'll need in order to take ride down. But once you're suited up, Conroy says it's simple.
"Our guides do the braking so you don't have to worry about anything. You can just sit back in the harness, relax and enjoy the ride, and the Ziptrak guides take care of you at the end," he says. It's a Super Bowl ride that's never been a part of the Super Bowl before.
Pre-sale tickets for the zipline are sold out. But you'll be able to buy tickets anytime you're in the Super Bowl Village and are ready to ride. The cost is $10 per person.
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